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Neither Here Nor There

Author : Bill Bryson
ISBN : 9781409095873
Genre : Humor
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Bill Bryson’s first travel book, The Lost Continent, was unanimously acclaimed as one of the funniest books in years. In Neither Here nor There he brings his unique brand of humour to bear on Europe as he shoulders his backpack, keeps a tight hold on his wallet, and journeys from Hammerfest, the northernmost town on the continent, to Istanbul on the cusp of Asia. Fluent in, oh, at least one language, he retraces his travels as a student twenty years before. Whether braving the homicidal motorists of Paris, being robbed by gypsies in Florence, attempting not to order tripe and eyeballs in a German restaurant or window-shopping in the sex shops of the Reeperbahn, Bryson takes in the sights, dissects the culture and illuminates each place and person with his hilariously caustic observations. He even goes to Liechtenstein.
Category: Humor

Essential Cataloguing

Author : J. H. Bowman
ISBN : 9781856044561
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book is designed for library school students, beginning cataloguers, and any information professionals who find they have to be cataloguers and have forgotten how.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Jewish Life On Three Continents

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ISBN : 9780804786201
Genre : History
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This remarkable memoir by Menachem Mendel Frieden illuminates Jewish experience in all three of the most significant centers of Jewish life during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It chronicles Frieden's early years in Eastern Europe, his subsequent migration to the United States, and, finally, his settlement in Palestine in 1921. The memoir appears here translated from its original Hebrew, edited and annotated by Frieden's grandson, the historian Lee Shai Weissbach. Frieden's story provides a window onto Jewish life in an era that saw the encroachment of modern ideas into a traditional society, great streams of migration, and the project of Jewish nation building in Palestine. The memoir follows Frieden's student life in the yeshivas of Eastern Europe, the practices of peddlers in the American South, and the complexities of British policy in Palestine between the two World Wars. This first-hand account calls attention to some often ignored aspects of the modern Jewish experience and provides invaluable insight into the history of the time.
Category: History

Publishing Now

Author : Peter Owen
ISBN : UOM:39015029537324
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book will be of interest to those in the book trade, either publishers or booksellers, and all those concerned with the future of publishing in both the U.S. and Britain. Several chapters deal specifically with "The American Scene" and with "Bookselling in the USA". Among the contributors are: Gerald Howard, formerly with New American Library and Penguin USA, and now at W.W. Norton; Tim Rix, former Chairman of Longman; Nigel Newton of Bloomsbury; Lennie Goodings from Virago; lan Chapman of Pan Macmillan; Dan Franklin of Secker & Warburg; and Tim Waterstone from the Waterstone chain.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Reading The Decades

Author : John Sutherland
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025946455
Genre : Literary Criticism
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From literary classics to cookery books, blockbuster airport novels to self-help manuals, John Sutherland offers a portrait of Britain through the books that have inspired, excited and encouraged us to part with our cash. By exploring popular reading since 1945 Sutherland reveals a rich and compelling picture of the books themselves, the tremendous social changes and our responses to them. After the upheaval of World War II, Dr Eustace Chesser's ground-breaking sex manual Love without Fear reminded us how to make love not war; amid the austerity of food rationing, Elizabeth David wrote the first of her bestselling cookery books when most people could only dream of new foods and flavours. However, optimism soon turned to Cold War paranoia, which inspired John Wyndham to create his apocalyptic science fiction of the 1950s. Ian Fleming and John le Carr responded with their espionage thrillers of the 1960s and, in the 1980s, Peter Wright achieved notoriety with his all-too-factual Spycatcher. Occasionally, developments in publishing have themselves prompted social change. The acquittal of Lady Chatterley's Lover for obscenity in 1960 emancipated fiction in Britain, opening the way both for the 'bonkbuster'a novelists of the 1970s and 1980s and, in the 1990s, for the shocking realism of Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting. With media globalization, Stephen King's Carrie and Bronowski's The Ascent of Man became forerunners in a franchise industry embracing print, film and merchandise, continuing today with the enormous success of Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings. Lively, entertaining, and often humorous, Reading the Decades provides a unique view of the cultural and social history of the later twentieth century.
Category: Literary Criticism

Whitaker S Books In Print

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ISBN : UOM:39015045631895
Genre : Bibliography, National
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Category: Bibliography, National

Books Out Loud

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ISBN : 0835246787
Genre : Audiobooks
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